Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
>> welcome to the journal, live from dw. i am steve thomas. >> i am steve chaid. >> the opening of the berlin brandenburg international airport is again delayed. >> five gang rape suspects appear in court for their first hearing. >> get ready for the wagner year as classical music fans celebrate the 200th anniversary of the german composer prosper a. -- gir-- german composer's birt. >> construction problems and safety concerns have dealt yet another set act, the fifth now, to berlin's new international airport. no new opening date has been scheduled, what it is looking like the airport might not be opening before 2014. >> the delays are now having political repercussions. early in's mayor has announced his resignation of chair -- berlin's mayor has announced his resignation as chair. >> the list of problems facing berlin's new airport is getting even longer. the latest raft of issues means the airport will not be able to meet the revised opening date of october this year. over one billion euros more could be needed for the project. it was one disaster to many for klaus wowereit.